The Brain Science of Making

Lepine, Sierra.

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McQuinn, Conn. (2018). “The Brain Science of Making.” School Library Journal. Retrieved from https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=brain-science-of-making

A 5 point argument on the benefits of making for learning, all through the lens of neuroscience.

I loved this article as a scientifically-based argument for making as an intrinsically powerful tool to enhance learning. Hard to argue with a list of reasons based in neurophysiology all indicating how making leads to better learning. I particularly enjoyed the homunculi pictures showing a visual representation of how important various parts of our body are to our brain, neurologically speaking – as a small spoiler, our hands are by far and away the possessors of most motor and sensory neurons, and therefore really quite significant to our brains!

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